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politics2.jpgThis category covers footage of trade unions, communism, protest, revolution and terrorism.
People’s Holiday, late 40’s, is just one of many May Day documentaries in Contemporary’s footage library. 1916 archive footage of the Easter Uprising in Ireland showing the ruins of Dublin after the battle. Free Voice politics.jpgof Labour covers the history of America’s famous Yiddish Anarchist paper. Exclusive footage of Fidel Castro, Aaron Copeland and Dimitri Shostakovich attending the Cultural and Scientific World Conference in the late 1940’s. Rare footage of the Peekskill incident when anti-communist whites organized and attacked a Communist Party outing, smashing buses and injuring those in them whilst the police stood by. Our section on unions contains portrayals of women activists from the US and Britain as well as archive material going back to the 30s. From Latin America comes footage of the grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo searching for their lost children and grandchildren.
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Massive parade- military procession, statues and portraits of Mao carried, big floats, women with guns, percussionists, dancers, balloons etc

country of origin: China

Crowds cheer and throw hats in the air

country of origin: former USSR


country of origin: United States

Oxen plough field

country of origin: Angola

Women working in cotton mill

country of origin: United States

Playing flute, drums

country of origin: Cuba

Palestinians in Gaza camp, houses, people in streets, children playing

country of origin: Israel

French head of state says he'll take Paris

country of origin: France

Chicken farm in Angola

country of origin: Angola

People on the streets of Paris

country of origin: Czech Republic

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